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Doostang Acquires JobFox

Job board aggregators, how to put this delicately, are rip-offs. I mentioned JobFox once because they were using my jobs without my permission to load up their resume database.  Job seekers accused JobFox of running a rip-off resume writing service too. They got hit with lawsuits. They seemed to be ...

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Why Did IBM Purchase Kenexa?

IBM’s purchase of Kenexa is a bad move on their part. Let me start by admitting that I haven’t used Kenexa BrassRing in the last few years; however, when I had to use it was awful, unbearable, dreadful or another way of putting it…ho-rren-dous! I truly think IBM doesn’t really ...

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Linkedin You Suck for Killing Pealk

Many years ago, recruiters flocked to Linkedin and amassed a 1st degree network equivalent to the population of Manhattan. The days of mass invites are over, gone, and shut off. Linkedin has become too restrictive. In fact, they limit the number of invites. And, now they are shutting off access ...

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Dear Oracle, now that you’re buying Taleo…

Taleo, remember I told you a few months ago that you were lousy for recruiters especially when it came to searching candidates? Well, I just want to apologize for not emphasizing that enough.  For those that don’t know Taleo, it’s a popular recruiting applicant tracking system (aka ATS). It is ...

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Facebook Timeline Improvements

I am not a fan of Facebook Timeline. I got a chance to tinker with the Timeline preview today and realized that my Apps, and my Fan Page is gone. Timeline makes it extremely difficult to showcase your Fan Page and Apps. If Fan Pages are invisible or removed from ...

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Google + Operator Removed!

A lot recruiting and sourcing geeks are shaking their fists in anger at Google…because they terminated the + operator. The + operator eliminates similar search result. So by using the + (no space) before a word brings up the exact term. So it seems (to me) that it’s logical to ...

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Don’t Worry Be APP-y

Today, recruiters are getting into dog brawls over mobile app developers. But why the sudden frenzy? Why do all the recruiters have their thongs in a wad over recruiting mobile apps? Why! Easy. There are billions of people that have mobile phones. And the days of having a desktop or ...

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Jobs Bill Moves Forward

From the Washington Post The Senate’s latest jobs bill cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday, with the chamber voting to limit debate on a $150 billion package of tax-break extensions and aid for the unemployed. Eight Republicans joined 58 Democrats to advance the bill, which now faces a vote on ...

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